"Ron Paul is wrong about Israel, but I'm voting for him anyway!"Submitted by vincebodie on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 03:00
From the comments section of this "Jeremiah Wright" article:
by Henry Throeau (his username):
I agree with the article's facts, but not the conclusion of the author.
Paul's comprehension of Islam seems to start after Thomas Jefferson's attack on the shores of Tripoli. There is a millennial blind spot in his understanding of Islam. It's almost mind boggling. As a Roman Catholic, it's engrained into our DNA what Islam is and what it isn't. It is not, and never has been peaceful. Their Prophet personally beheaded 600 Jews(conservatively), killed his own family members, and raped a 9 year old girl. And that's just while he was transcribing the Quo'ran.
But! What's the worst thing that can happen if Ron Paul doesn't involve us in wars where a Country is not attacking us? The absolute worst thing?
We don't go to war, and if any Americans want to go defend Country X from muslim invasion, then they can do so.
And so, that's it. Unless I'm missing something. Please let me know if I am. I don't go up to muslims in the checkout line at the grocery store and punch their teeth through their face, even though I'd like to. Why? Because they haven't attacked me. You don't whip it out unless your life is threatened, and you intend to kill everything that threatens it. Rule one of carrying a gun. This "hearts and minds" preemptive strike BS doesn't work, it never has worked, and will not achieve anything but weakening our military for when we are attacked.
The President of the United States upholds and defends the United States Constitution. He doesn't preemptively attack Nations that haven't attacked the USA. I'm OK with that. Am I OK with Ron Paul's non-existent grasp of islamic history? No. But being stupid isn't a problem if you follow the supreme law of the land. And he does that.
If Israel is attacked, hell, I'll take a plane ride and help them my damn self. That's my choice. It's not the President's- because he isn't the President of Israel, Bosnia, Vietnam, Iraq, etc. He is the President of the United States only. Once you grasp that extremely important concept, you'll edge closer to Natural Law and Constitutional Law. There's another benefit to this. Freedom to be charitable without the government stealing your money to do so.
That last paragraph is brilliant, IMHO.